Salem Revised Code - SRC 95.550 Trespass (A) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or re- SALEM POLICE main in or upon premises when the premises, at the time of such entry or remaining, are not open to the DEPARTMENT public, or when the entrant is not otherwise licensed TRESPASS 1.Complete the form on the reverse side of or privileged to so. (B) It shall be unlawful for any person to fail or to this brochure. leaver premises that are open to the public after being lawfully directed to do so by the person in LETTER 2. Detach the registration charge. portion and return only (C) It shall be unlawful for any person, with the intent to cause substantial inconvenience to the owner or to the registration form to: another person, and having no right to do so, nor OF reasonable ground to believe that he has such right, Salem Police Department to tamper or interfere with or damage property of Crime Prevention Unit another. 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 130 (D) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter premises Salem, OR 97301 3. Save the remaining portion of this that are open to the public after being lawfully pro- hibited from entry to the premises. (Ord. No. 3389; Ord. No. 60-76; Ord. No. 30-2003) CONSENT brochure. It contains helpful information SRC 95-548 DEFINITIONS: As used in SRC 95.548 and regarding the trespass ordinance and 95.550, except as the context requires otherwise: your responsibilities as participant in this (A) “Open to the public” means premises which by their PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY WITH T.L.C. physical nature, function, custom, usage, notice, or program. lack thereof, or other circumstances, at the time would cause a reasonable person to believe that no permission to enter or remain is required. (B) “Person in charge” means a person, his representa- Do you have other questions? tive or his employee of the person who has lawful control of the premises by ownership, tenancy, offi- Please contact the Crime Prevention Unit staff cial position or other legal relationship. It includes, but is not limited to the person or holder of a posi- at (503) 588-6175. tion, designated as the person or position-holder in charge by the Governor, board, commission of gov- erning body of any political subdivision of this state. (C) “Premises” includes any building and any real property, whether privately or publicly owned. SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT CRIME Thank you for your interest in CRIME PREVENTION UNIT PREVENTION UNIT creating a safer Salem — 555 Liberty St. SE, Room 130 • 97301 (503) 588-6175 one neighborhood at a time! Phone: (503) 588-6175 Fax: (503) 588-6272 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org F:\COMMON\CRT\Crime Prevention\Brochures-Fliers.TLC.pub amh 5/2009 FOR OFFICE USE ONLY STREET NAME PERMIT NUMBER What is a Trespass Letter of Consent? How do I put a letter on file? DATE RECEIVED ENTRY DATE / INITIALS A Trespass Letter of Consent is a document which If a Trespass Letter of Consent (TLC) would be help- TRESPASS LETTER OF CONSENT allows a police officer to take enforcement action on ful to you, complete the form included in this bro- I, your behalf without first contacting you. chure and return it to the Salem Police Department NAME Crime Prevention Unit. The original copy will be MAILING ADDRESS Police officers do not normally have the authority to retained by the Salem Police Department. go onto private property, which is not open to the CITY/STATE ZIP public, and remove individuals or request them to What else do I need to do? leave without the consent or authority of the prop- HOME PHONE WORK PHONE MOBILE PHONE erty owner. If an officer observes someone on pri- In addition to your consent letter, your property vate property when the business is closed, or a should be posted with ‘No Trespass’ signs. The signs VALID/CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS problem is reported by someone who does not have must include the Trespass SRC 95.550. These signs BEING THE (Check the appropriate box.): the authority to sign a trespass complaint, the police should not include any language specific to loitering. PROPERTY OWNER department must contact the person who is legally LESEE - BUSINESS NAME, if applicable responsible for the property. What happens next? RETURN ONLY THE CONSENT PORTION BUSINESS NAME A Trespass Letter of Consent gives Salem Police Of- Should an officer respond to your property, the MANAGER - BUSINESS NAME, if applicable ficers permission to act on behalf of the property computerized trespass file is available for officers to owner or manager in trespass situations. quickly determine if there is a current TLC on file BUSINESS NAME and take appropriate action. OTHER PERSON HAVING LAWFUL CONTROL OF PREMISES BY Officers who observe trespassers on private prop- TENANCY, OFFICIAL POSITION, OR OTHER LEGAL erty can address the problem immediately, rather RELATIONSHIP. Please explain briefly: What happens if I change my mind or sell my than having to wait, contact a property owner or manager, if one can be located, or take no action at property? all. If the status of your property changes in any way, OF THE PREMISES* LOCATED AT: we ask that you notify us as soon as possible and What happens if you arrest someone based on arrange for your trespass letter to be updated or SITE ADDRESS OR TAX LOT NUMBER my signed letter? removed from our files. If there are no changes, a renewal letter will be sent to you annually. DO HEREBY DESIGNATE EACH AND EVERY POLICE OFFICER, NOW AND HEREAFTER, EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF SALEM AS In some cases, officers are able to resolve trespass MY AGENT AND REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE PURPOSE OF complaints without arresting the involved subject. You may revoke your trespass letter in two ways. ENFORCING SECTIONS 95.548 THROUGH 95.550 OF THE SALEM However, there are situations where the officer has First, when you receive your renewal letter, simply REVISED CODE. THIS AUTHORIZATION SHALL CONTINUE IN no choice, but to cite or arrest an offender. In those FULL FORCE AND EFFECT UNTIL SUCH TIME AS IT IS REVOKED write ‘cancel’ across it and return it to the police IN WRITING AND SAID WRITING IS DULY DELIVERED TO THE instances, you will be expected to be available for department. Your letter will be purged from the file SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT. any resulting court action. immediately upon receipt of your cancellation. If, Dated this _____ day of __________, 20_____ however, you do not want to wait for the renewal What is the law regarding trespass? notice, you may notify the Crime Prevention Unit in SIGNATURE PRINTED NAME writing and request your trespass letter be can- Generally, a person commits the offense of Trespass celled; it will be removed from our files. EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (optional): if the person enters or remains unlawfully in or upon NAME (LIST ANY APPLICABLE TITLE) DATE OF BIRTH premises when such premises is not open to the pub- lic; or the person fails to leave premises that are HOME PHONE WORK PHONE MOBILE PHONE open to the public after being lawfully directed to do so by the person in charge. Refer to the City of Thank you for your interest in the TLC program. Salem Revised Code regarding Trespass on the re- For additional information, please contact the NAME (LIST ANY APPLICABLE TITLE) DATE OF BIRTH verse side of this brochure. Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175. MOBILE PHONE HOME PHONE WORK PHONE *ONLY ONE ADDRESS PER TLC FORM IS PERMITTED.
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